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Driver flees state patrol traffic stop on Western Slope, disappears in canal waters

A driver who fled a Colorado State Patrol traffic stop on the Western Slope on foot then jumped into a canal and did not resurface.

The incident happened near Palisade and a search for the man was ongoing Tuesday night, according to the state patrol.

After fleeing a traffic stop the man got into the Highline Canal, near I-70 exit 42, disappearing under the water and not resurfacing, the CSP said.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were aiding the state patrol in search and recovery efforts.

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